Misfit debuts improved Misfit Shine 2 activity tracker

Misfit Shine 2Misfit launched its Misfit Shine about two years ago. The wearables space was far less crowded back then but the Misfit stood out even then thanks to a rather unique design. The company today unveiled the Misfit 2, a new “thinner, stronger, smarter” successor.

The Shine 2 comes with upgraded hardware and firmware. It promises better activity and sleep tracking thanks to the addition of a 3-axis magnetometer working alongside a 3-axis accelerometer. A new features called Misfit Move also encourages you to be active thanks to vibrational nudges. It also supports text and call notifications and a silent vibe alarm. 12 LEDs provide goal progress and can tell time “in a halo of rainbow-colored lights.”

Misfit Shine 2

While modular like its predecessor, it is slightly larger and thinner, making it incompatible with accessories designed for the original Misfit. Instead, it will come with its own sport band, clasp, and action clip with more accessories to come later.

Misfit Shine 2 specifications

  • Operating system: Proprietary
  • Cellular connectivity: None
  • Other connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1
  • Display: 12 Multicolor LEDs with capacitive touch sensor
  • Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer and magnetometer
  • Battery: CR2032 coin cell
  • Dimensions: 30.5 × 30.5 × 8 millimeters
  • Weight: 8.5 grams
  • Colours: Rose Gold, Carbon Black
  • Other: Waterproof to 50 meters, anodized aircraft-grade aluminium construction



Like its predecessor, the Shine 2 is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. It also works with the Misfit Link app which offers a range of remote control-like functions like snapping a selfie, interacting with a variety of internet services and smart home devices and more.

Misfit Shine 2

Like its predecessor, Shine 2 pairs with iOS and Android devices using the company’s mobile app, Misfit Link.

The Misfit Shine 2 is now available directly from Misfit for US$99.99 (CA$139.99) in either Carbon Black or Rose Gold. It will also be available in retail stores in both Canada and the U.S. starting in early November.

The original Shine will continue to be available as well. It will now sell for US$69.99.

Source : Misfit